FALLS CITY – The five men who paved the way for Coach Tom Osbourne’s first national championship will be special guests at a golf tournament this summer.
The Community Medical Center in Falls City will host the 7th annual ‘Golf FORE Good Health’ on Friday, June 30th, at Classic Club 8 (formerly Falls City CC) in Falls City. They have booked the five offensive linemen from the 1994 Husker national championship team, popularly known as the ‘Pipeline,’ for the event.
The five men, Zach Wiegert, Brenden Stai, Aaron Graham, Joel Wilks and Rob Zatechka will all be in attendance at the golf tournament and the ‘meet & greet’ fish fry the day before the tournament.
The tournament has snagged other Husker greats in the past with Eric Crouch, Neil Smith and Johnny Rodgers all coming to Falls City in past years for the tournament.
Hospital Marketing & Events Coordinator Linda Santo says they were able to book the guests thanks to friend of the hospital William Reed, who coached football at Omaha Central High School and has connections to many former Huskers.
“Coach Reed has built some great relationships with people in the sports world. He always wants to help out the hospital with our charity golf event because he’s also a scratch golfer,” says Santo.
The two-day event features a fish fry on Thursday at Harkendorff Event Center, with doors opening at 6 p.m. The dinner gives the public a chance to meet the special guests that are set to be there. Husker memorabilia will also be auctioned off that night.
Proceeds from both days will go to the hospital’s general fund, more specifically to offset the costs of an in-house MRI machine that is a part of the hospital’s $10 million renovation project.
Santo says the MRI machine was the perfect thing to earmark for the event, with some of the attendees having extensive football backgrounds.
“Playing football you know concussions are big thing so we wanted to earmark the in-house MRI,” says Santo.
Santo also says a few other big names could end up playing in the tournament.
If you would like to sponsor and play in the tournament and/or attend the fish fry, you can contact Santo at the hospital.